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How Ruling Class Railroads Taxpayers


Tuesday September 30th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:14am PDT   •   0 Comments

A high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco could have been built privately. That remarkable admission comes not from none other than Jeff Morales, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, in an interview with Allen Young of the Sacramento Business Journal. The article, titled “Why Does California’s High-Speed Rail Need Public...
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U.S. Debt versus the Rest of the G7


Tuesday September 30th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 5:41am PDT   •   0 Comments

In international politics, the Group of 7, or G-7, is made up of the world’s seven most industrialized economies, which include the United States, Japan, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Rebecca Strauss of the Council of Foreign Relations recently compared how the national debt of the United States changed with respect...
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Government Power of “No” Still Trumps Taxpayers’ Right to Know


Friday September 26th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:55pm PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted, governments indulge their own form of insider trading through cronyism and nepotism. In California’s capital, that was on display with longtime Senate human-resources boss Dina Hidalgo. Her practice was not to give jobs to those most qualified. Rather, she gave jobs to her own son, Gerardo Lopez, other family members, and...
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Drying Out the “Food Deserts”


Friday September 26th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:18am PDT   •   0 Comments

Most journalists aren’t aware of this, but “food deserts” in the United States are a hoax. A food desert has been arbitrarily defined as an area in which at least 20 percent of the households have incomes that put them below the federal poverty line, before receiving any welfare benefits or considering public transportation...
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GovEdAbuse.con


Tuesday September 23rd, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:49am PDT   •   0 Comments

The new school year has kicked off but many students, particularly African Americans in the inner cities, remain interned in dysfunctional and dangerous schools. This is not an accident. Those are the very schools that legislators, bureaucrats, and government employee union bosses want for low-income students. In government education, money goes directly to the...
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How to Get Better, Cheaper Government


Tuesday September 23rd, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:42am PDT   •   0 Comments

Is there a completely painless way to cut wasteful government spending without having to give up the perceived benefits of the spending? The answer, of course, is yes! By clamping down on corruption and other ethically questionable practices by politicians and bureaucrats, regular Americans could benefit by both reducing government spending and making it...
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The Expired Subsidy That Won’t Die


Friday September 19th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:08am PDT   •   0 Comments

In December 2013, one of the biggest successes for opponents of wasteful government spending took place: the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for the government subsidy–dependent wind-power industry expired, which would progressively save U.S. taxpayers up to $12 billion as no new wind-energy development projects could claim it. It was an event we noted earlier...
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USDA at Odds with Immigrants’ Work Ethic


Thursday September 18th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 2:39pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Alvaro Vargas Llosa, a native of Peru, notes in his book Global Crossings that workers from many nations tend to migrate in search of employment opportunities and prosperity. In the new book A Race for the Future, Cuban native Mike Gonzalez shows how, from the 1940s into the 1960s, the Bracero program allowed Mexican...
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Federal NHTSA Unsafe at Any Speed


Tuesday September 16th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:17am PDT   •   0 Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration purports to hold the safety of American motorists in high esteem, but according to a recent investigation reported by the Boston Globe, the federal agency is slow to identify safety problems and tentative to take action. This is not a new development. As we noted in April, NHTSA...
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IRS Bureaucrat Paid for Nothing


Tuesday September 16th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:18am PDT   •   0 Comments

If you’ve been following the IRS Scandal involving IRS employees denying tax-exempt status to a number of non-profit groups opposed to President Obama’s political agenda, you’re familiar with the name Lois Lerner — especially if you’re familiar with the IRS claim that it had “lost” all of the senior manager’s, and many of her associates‘,...
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